First of all there are two versions of the Peregrine Xs. The newer one has a vastly better midrange and bass. I myself have owned the first version, the older one, for a year now and it never fails to blow me away. The talon is a very warm subtle speaker. It doesn’t knock you over with sharp details or grand contrasts. Rather its supreme musicality provides the listener with a highly realistic and very non hifi experience. On a first listen, and with me this included my first 10 hours of listening, this is not really a good thing. It sounds very unspecial and appears to lack the qualities of a good speaker. In reality it just presents the music in a very different manner. In the end after a long listen to them it will be very hard to go back to a conventional speaker. They still present all the detail but it just sorta doesn’t stand out the same way it does in other speakers. Most other speakers sound congested compared to the talons. Other speakers appear to sorta force the music at you while the talons play to you in a most natural manner. I researched this purchase for over a year and this was what I came up with. My new pair of Peregrine Xs arrived today and I cant wait to hear what they sound like tonight. If a more in depth review is needed feel free to ask me. Also check out the talon khorus X reviews as the peregrine Xs sound essentially exactly the same. The peregrine Xs do sound vastly better than the original Khorus. I hope this helps.